An Australian museum has defended an artist who suggested that teenagers be given marijuana to unlock their potential, describing the proposal as ‘brave and creative’. Leon Ewing will raise the idea of ‘educational marijuana’ at an event focusing on challenges faced by high schools in the southern state of Tasmania next month at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart. ‘Basically what I’m proposing is the idea of using performance-enhancing drugs in education,’ Ewing told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday. ‘We already prescribe amphetamine-like medication for focus and docility. What if we medicated for creativity?’ Ewing, a multimedia artist, said it was already known that many young people experimented with drugs and he suggested that illegal substances could ‘open the

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